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detecting extended button press with adobe flash

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How do I deferentiate between a single button click and an extended click.   I need to update a counter and want to give the user the ability to do either single increment updates or multi-increment on extended button press.
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It's always tough to know what level of detail to answer any question at, because we don't know how knowledgable / experienced the question asker is...

So, I'm going to give a short answer that expects that your are fairly knowledgeable with Flash / actionscript. If that's an incorrect assumption, then just ask for an easier / more detailed explanation.

I would solve this by having a 'click' on the button start a timer. Based on the value of that timer I could take other decisions - i.e. if the user had been pressing the button for more than, say, 1 second, then I have something else happen.

Releasing the button stops the timer.
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